If you look at Arwen's tummy, you can see that some of her hair is shaved. This was from when she had been spayed earlier in the week.
My family believes it is important to have pets spayed/neutered because (1) Bob Barker told us so and (2) it's good for your pet and the pet population. But we did not have our kittens declawed because we consider that to be inhumane.
(In a later picture, you will see when Minerva was spayed... that was amusing.)